8th Grade Science – STEM & PBL – Types of Energy


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Eighth graders have been learning about the types of energy used to create power in the world and the advantages and disadvantages of developing, refining and using each type.  The class was split up into pairs to prepare a presentation of a type of energy of their choosing. In addition to presenting their findings to the class, each group also had to create an informative poster and 3D object representative of what they learned.


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Two students who presented on coal energy actually brought in lumps of coal. Other students presented on biofuels and made a simple battery out of potatoes that lit a small bulb.  Below you can see the waterwheel one student made as part of her group’s hydropower project.

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Shown here is a hydropower station modeled in clay.

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